The Flooring Guide To Water Damage Restorations When Floors Have Been Submerged


Water damage causes a lot of problems in your home, and floors are often submerged. The repairs that flooring materials need are different depending on the type of floors that need to be repaired. The following flooring water damage restorations will help with the repairs you need for the floors in your home:

Dealing With the Damage to Carpet Flooring

Carpets are often the most vulnerable flooring materials when there is water damage in your home. These materials can absorb moisture and contamination that gets into your home when there is a problem. Therefore, they are often removed when doing restorations, but they can also be restored. Sometimes, professional cleaning is enough to restore the carpets. If there is more extensive damage to the carpets, they may need to be removed, cleaned, and installed with new padding.

Drying and Restoring the Hardwood Flooring

Wood flooring materials can also be severely damaged by water. Therefore, they require special restoration techniques to completely restore them after they have been submerged. This will start by drying them out. After the wood has dried, they need to be sanded and refinished to complete the restorations. There may also be some planks that need to be replaced before the floors are refinished to complete the restorations.

Cleaning and Repairing Tile Flooring  

The tile floors in your home can also be damaged due to water damage. The first problem that you may have with tile flooring is stained mortar joints. If the floors have been submerged, floating debris could have also caused damage to the tiles. Therefore, to restore the tile floors, the mortar joints will need to be cleaned, and there may be cracked tiles and other damage that needs to be repaired.

Dealing With Damage to Laminate Flooring

You may also have problems with laminate floors that need to be repaired due to water damage. These problems are often due to the adhesives that hold the flooring in place, which deteriorate when they are submerged in water. Therefore, the restorations that need to be done to the laminate flooring materials involve applying new adhesive and cleaning the surface. If the floors are in an area of your home that is vulnerable to water problems, ask about using a waterproof tile adhesive when doing the repairs.

The restoration of floors is one of the most important steps when cleaning up water damage. Contact a water damage restoration service for more information. 


28 June 2021

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